SEVERE T-STORM WARNINGS: Clay, East Becker, West Becker
STATE FAIR: Main Page | Daily Guide | State Fair Good Questions | Hidden Fair Foods | BOOTHS: TV, Radio

GOP Lawmakers Question New Minnesota Voter Portal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top Republican legislators want an independent review of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s move to allow online voter registration.

In a letter to Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles on Monday, four prominent GOP lawmakers accuse Ritchie of using “dubious authority” to set up the system without explicit legislative permission.

Ritchie’s office points to a law that recognizes electronic records in government.

Last month, Ritchie’s office announced the launch of the system that can be used by new registrants or those looking to update their existing registration. He says it will reduce errors. In seeking the review, the Republicans say they want assurances of data safeguards.

People using the system must present verifiable identification data and they’ll have their applications checked in similar fashion as before.

Nobles didn’t return a message.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Goin' To The Lake
The Leaderboard
Best Pride Events

Listen Live